"A Cold That Burns Like Fire" is an erotic-horror reimagining of the French-Canadian folk tale "La Chasse-galerie". Valerie is excited to celebrate Christmas with Celia, her fiancée, ahead of their wedding. Unfortunately, she soon finds herself snowed in without a hope of seeing her beloved… that is until a strange woman, with skin that shimmers like water in the moonlight, rolls in with the storm.
"A Cold That Burns Like Fire" is a complete, standalone short story of about 4,000 words and includes four full-page illustrations by Caitlin Marceau.
Caitlin Marceau is a queer author and lecturer based in Montreal. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing, is an Active Member of the Horror Writers Association, and has spoken about genre literature at several Canadian conventions. She spends most of her time writing horror and experimental fiction, but has also been published for poetry as well as creative non-fiction. Her work includes Palimpsest, Magnum Opus, and her debut novella, This Is Where We Talk Things Out. Her second collection, A Blackness Absolute, and her debut novel, It Wasn’t Supposed To Go Like This, are set for publication in 2023.